James Smith, Contributor
Just when you thought the madness at the Department Of Homeland Security could not get any worse, DHS, on behalf of Customs and Border Protection agency, requests the purchase of, and awards the purchase of 12 MacLellan Bagpipes made from African Blackwood.
Surely, these pipes will be used to sing Amazing Grace at the funerals of fallen agents. An appropriate use, no doubt.
But they were overcharged! Ya gotta love the Scots. They know a sucker when they see one, and Big Sis is . . . well, that can’t be confirmed.
As the Scottish proverb goes, “Never marry for money, ye can borrow it for cheaper”
Folks, you’ll love this.
But the Scots are in this for the money, as they should be.
Someone in DHS/CBP did not do their homework. The most expensive pipe sold by McLellan is $1,450. A difference of $805 each, or $9,660 for the dozen. They didn’t follow established policy and procedures and we get to pay TOO MUCH. Again!
Let’s put this in perspective:
Amazon sells an Great Highland Bagpipe Starter Package (African Blackwood) for a mere $975. DHS could get 27 pipes and some change back for what they paid.
Henderson’s Pipes start at $1,199 and up to $1,499, and DHS could get 18-22 pipes for what they are paying for 12.
So, McLellan Pipes; we hold no grudge against ye, but you’re overchargin’ the American folk, ana we’d like the cash back if ye don’t mind.
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This article first appeared at Prepper Podcast Radio Network.
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James is a father of four and grandfather to four. He and his wife of almost 30 years have been prepping since 2003. They live in a small town, with neighbors as close as 10 feet away and have raised chickens for 2 years covertly on less than 1/5 of an acre. He is a former corrections officer, insurance fraud investigator, and he served in the Navy for 6 years. He currently works for a corporation dealing with the disabled population and their benefits. He is the host of The Covert Prepper show and the Prepper Podcast Radio Network News, both heard on Blogtalk Radio.